Life And Times of Felix Pere-Kalama, High Chief

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Life And Times of Felix Pere-Kalama, High Chief

on May 10, 2021

 

PROFILE

High Chief Felix Pere-Kalama was born on the 21st of July 1951 To Parent From Agbere and Asamabiri Communities  In Sagbama Local Government Area Of Bayelsa State.

After attending Primary Schools At Agbere And Asamabiri, He travelled to Ghana to attend St. John’s Grammar School, Achimota From 1965 To 1969 And successfully obtained GCE Ordinary Level.

Worked as an Accounts Clerk with the United Insurance Company Ltd (UNIC) 53 Marina, Lagos From January 1970 to December 1971 Before Joining Africa Continental Bank (ACB), Head Office, Lagos As Accounts Clerk From January 1972 To 1975.

He resigned from his employment and left for further studies at the South West London College, Tooting Broadway, London from 1975 To 1977.

He qualified as an Associate of The Institute Of Bankers (ACIB), London In April 1976 And also earned a Post Graduate In Administrative Management, London in April 1977.

He was elected Fellow Of The Institute Of Bankers (FCIB), London In 1986 followed by the Fellowship Of Chartered Institute Of Bankers Of Nigeria In 1987.

He was also an Associate Of The Chartered Institute Of Taxation Of Nigeria (ACITN) Since March 2014.

With over 17 Years Post Qualification Banking Experience, starting as a Management Trainee with Union Bank Of Nigeria Ltd as an Assistant Manager in 1980 and ended as Acting Head Of Advances Department, Head Office Lagos.

He voluntarily resigned from his appointment as a Senior Management Staff In July 1994 and went into the Private business of Contracting and Consulting.

He was subsequently appointed Non-Executive Director with IMB (International Bank Plc), Victoria Island Lagos from March 2005 to May 2006.

From May 1989 to September 1992, he was also appointed by The Rivers State State Government as a Director In The Board Of Michelin Nigeria Ltd.

He was also nominated and elected in absentia as Chairman of the Defunct Asamabiri Community Bank From 1993 to 1995.

He also served as Executive Director in the Bayelsa State Board Of International Revenue From 2012 to February 2015.

Besides being a community Chief, (THE AMATARI OF AGBERE 2004), he is also a High Chief of TARAKIRI KINGDOM (THE EBEGAOWEI OF TARAKIRI 2007) and TUNGBENGHAOWEI OF KABOWEI CLAN BAYELSA STATE 2013.

His hobbies include swimming, listening to music, and current affairs.

Home Town: AGBERE/BY/NG

MILESTONES

1967 – 1969 St. John’s Grammar School, Achimota, GCE

1971 Accounts Clerk, United Insurance Company Ltd

1972 – 1975 Clerk, Africa Continental Bank (ACB)

1975 – 1977 South West London College, PGD

1976 The Institute Of Bankers(ACIB) London, Associate

1977 – 1979 Management Trainee, Union Bank Of Nigeria LTD

1980 – 1984 Assistant Manager/Head Of Advances Department, African Continental Bank (ACB)

1986 Fellow Of The Institute Of Bankers(FCIB), Fellow

1987 Fellowship Of The Chartered Institute Of Bankers Of Nigeria, Fellow

1989 – 1992 Director, Board of Michelin Nigeria LTD

1993 – 1995 Chairman, Asamabiri Community Bank

2004 The Amatari of Agbere

2005 – 2006 Non Executive Director, IMB International Bank Plc

2007 The Ebegaowei of Tarakiri

2012 – 2015 Executive Director, Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue

2013 Tungbenghaowei of Kabowei Clan, Bayelsa state

2014 Chartered Institute Of Taxation of Nigeria(ACTIN), Associate

TRANSITION

The Dounbebe Pelei of Agbere, the Kalama – Wenikumo family of Suomuwari compound of Ofoniawo quarters of Asamabiri, the Ayaowei Pelei of Agbere and the Eyie/Abio Pelei of Agbere, all in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State regret to announce the transition of their son, brother, father and grandfather. 

HIGH CHIEF FELIX PERE KALAMA,

The Ebegaowei of Tarakiri Clan 

1951 – 2021

HE IS SURVIVED BY:

FOR UNCLES

Pastor Michael Miri 

Chief Edwin Aroh

FOR AUNTIES

Mrs. Kate Abidde 

CHILDREN

Mrs. Harriet Okoya Daughter 

Mr. Binaebi Kalama Son

Dr. (Mrs.) Eniye Nyeche Daughter 

Miss Alaere Kalama Daughter 

Mr. Ovie Imo Jack Step Son

Mr. Olaimen Imo Jack Step Son 

IN-LAWS

Mr. Ebi Okoya

Mrs. Joan Kalama

Dr. Onyeche Nyeche 

BROTHERS

Mr. Alaowei M. Kalama

Rev. Steve Kalama

Dr. John Kalama

Mr. Anderson Akiya

COUSINS

High Chief Kemi A. Prefa 

Mr. Kojo Nimizigha 

Prof. Charles C. Tawari 

Mr. Roland Ekperi 

Mr. O.C. Ekadi 

Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh rtd

Queen Josephine Ezonbodor-Torru 

Chief Mrs. Akpoaboere J. Ande

HRH Stephen Pere Albert

(Abubu III of Odoni Kingdom)

FOR NEPHEWS

Dr. Tarila Nikade

Mr. Nanade Fred Nanade

Mr. Pabraebiowei Empere 

Pastor Peter Prefa 

Mr. Ngonimi Mirinn 

Dr. Kempade Alfred Nimizigha 

Mr. Daniel Akwagbe

Mr. Kobina Johnson 

Pastor Epowei Koko

Rev. Vincent Dowell 

FOR NIECES

Madam Ladebi Omemu

Hon. Mrs Vivian O. Ogboru

Mrs. Ekiotonye Fawei

Mrs. Epebigba Abein 

Miss Selekebena Afere

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES 

Friday 21st May, 2021

10am Body leaves FMC Mortuary 

12 noon Body arrives his hometown, Agbere Community

12:15pm Body arrives his residence and will be received     by Tarakiri/Agbere Council of Chiefs.

12:30pm Traditional Rights by Tarakiri/Agbere Council of Chiefs.

8:00pm till dawn – Traditional wake-keep – Music by Barrister Smooth.

Saturday 22nd May, 2021.

10am Service of songs/Funeral Service 

Venue: Old borrow pit, Agbere

12:30pm Interment at his country home, Ayama quarters, Agbere

1:00pm Reception, Old Borrow pit, Agbere 

Courtesy: 

Dr Tarila Nikade & Mr Binaebi Kalama

For the family.


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